Dinner parties are fun, food-filled events meant to be spent with your loved ones or to celebrate a special event. If you’re planning a dinner party in the near future, you’re probably sending out dinner party invitations. In order to make sure all guests’ expectations for the event are what they should be, you’ll need to ensure all important information is clear on the invitations. We’re here to help. Check out our guide on dinner invitation wording and examples below.
- How to Write Dinner Party Invitations
- Dinner Invitation Template and Examples
- Sending a Dinner Invitation Email
- Other Resources for Dinner Party Invitation Wording
The most important information to include on party invitations is the location, date, and time of the event. Once you have those details, you can pick out the perfect dinner party invitations. These should describe who the event is for, the theme of the dinner, RSVP details, dress code and other specifics, and of course the basic location and date details. If you’re looking for ideas for the theme and decor of your dinner party, make sure to check out our full guide on dinner party ideas. You’ll also want to make sure you send the invitations three to five weeks before the event to ensure that guests have time to plan.
The following dinner invitation examples cover everything from a casual dinner party to gala dinner invitation wording. Fill in the templates with your own examples or use them to inspire you to write your own. And if you’re looking for additional samples, make sure to check out our party invitation wording ideas.
Casual Dinner Invitation Wording
It’s Alan’s big 5-0!
Join us for a birthday celebration of 50 years
Saturday, June 12th, at 5pm
At our Huntington beach house
2343 Cavern Way,
We hope to see you there!
Formal Dinner Invitation/ Formal Invitation Wording
Please join us to celebrate
John Scott’s retirement from his medical practice
A Black Tie Dinner
Saturday, August First
two thousand nineteen
six o’clock in the evening
The Green Room
1232 Burton Road,
New York, New York
R.S.V.P. by September fifteenth
Birthday Dinner Invitation Wording
Help us celebrate Sophie’s 30th birthday!
Join us for Dinner and Dancing
on April 30th, at 6pm
At our home
120 Poppy Hill Rd
No Gifts Please!
Sophie and Tom Grady
Potluck Dinner Invitation Wording
Richard and Grace Nelson
invite you for their annual potluck
And summer wine tasting
Saturday, June 7th at 5:30 p.m.
564 Old Cedar Hill
Please bring a dish to share
Casual Attire Please
Christmas Dinner Invitation Wording
The best present one can hope for this year
is to spend time together
Please join us
For a Christmas dinner party
The Morris Home
234 Greenwood Boulevard
Friday, December Twelfth
at seven o’clock
RSVP at 394-2866-3338
Fundraising Dinner Invitation Wording
South Bay Women’s Group
invites you to their
5th Annual Fundraising Dinner
Enjoy an Italian style dinner under the stars
And raise funds for local women’s shelters
Cocktails, Hors d’oeuvres and Dinner
Friday, the twelfth of September
six o’clock in the evening
San Jose Midtown Ballroom
204 Fairmont Street, San Jose
Formal Attire Required
Table Minimum is $200
Gala Dinner Invitation Wording
The Illinois Philanthropy League
requests the pleasure of your company at our annual Gala
Saturday, April 13th, 2019
Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails at 5:30 p.m.
Dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m.
Moss Hill Hall
2342 Stormwater Road
Moss Hill, Illinois
Admission is $50 per person
RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org
Formal Attire Please
College Graduation Dinner Invitation Wording
The Frasers invite you to help celebrate
The graduation of their daughter
Miss Corinne Fraser
From Southwestern College
Bachelor of Science, Chemistry
Magna Cum Laude
Sunday, June twenty-second
Two thousand and nineteen
at seven o’clock in the evening
The Frasers Home
32534 Dixie Avenue
Business Dinner Invitation Wording Ideas
The Law Offices of
Burns & Hathway, LLP
Invite you to their Annual Dinner Party
Friday, November 10th
at six o’clock in the evening
2800 Pinewood Street, Suite 312
Please RSVP by November 1st
Cocktail Dress Attire Requested
If you do choose to go paperless, you’ll want to make sure that you still get all the important information across to your guests. To ensure this happens, do your best to stick the the following guidelines:
- Include the date, time, and address of the party. These are the key pieces of information to include on the invitation itself.
- Specify the dress code for the event. Will it be casual, business casual, semi-formal, formal, or black tie? Did you want everyone to come in costume, or only wear a certain color? Having these details on the invitation will ensure no one misses the memo.
- Tell the recipient’s what the occasion is for. Starting the letter by informing everyone of your intentions to throw a birthday party or philanthropic dinner will set the tone for the remainder of the message.
- Do you expect donations or don’t want anyone to bring gifts? Include this as well.
- Give them a contact and deadline to send in RSVP’s. This will help you in the planning of your party.
- Keep it simple enough so the key details aren’t buried within the body of the email. Bold or highlight important information if necessary.
If you liked this guide on dinner invitation wording and you’re looking for additional dinner party resources, make sure to check out our guide on crafting your dinner party menu. And if you’re looking for custom party favors for your dinner party, try our personalized glassware.